Moore progresses in musical journey at Interlochen

Arto Hoornweg, Jared Moore and Roy Poper (l to r) played together at Oberlin Conservatory where Moore attended summer camp for 10 days.

Jill Zagar     

In just a few days, Crandon’s Jared Moore returns to Interlochen Arts Academy to continue his music studies. Moore, now 15 and a sophomore, specializes in the trumpet at the prestigious arts boarding school in lower Michigan.

Self-motivated, Moore is at practice at 6:45 a.m. in one of the individual practice rooms every day. Moore says that mostly brass players are warming up in the morning, because he says, woodwind players do not require as much warmup time. According to Moore, an oboe player can complete his warm-up in two to three minutes; but he says the trumpet player needs to commit additional time and energy to succeed.

Moore says he is inspired by trumpet players Caleb Hudson, Phil Smith, Michael Martin and Mark Inouye. Hudson plays with the Canadian Brass. Moore has played with Hudson, who is a graduate of Interlochen and studied under Ken Larson, Moore’s current teacher. Moore speaks highly of his teacher and says he has been an inspiration.

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